Michael Hughes
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Michael Hughes

Ashland City, Tennessee, United States

Ashland City, Tennessee, United States
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2000 -Losing My Mind, Hartwell Records
2002 - Acoustic EP, Hartwell Records
2005 - Unsafe At Any Speed, Hartwell Records

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MICHAEL HUGHES BIO

** 15 National TV appearances including the Tonight Show, 2007 CMA Awards, The CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, and The Today Show

** Key board/guitar player and musical director for American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler

** Released 3 CDs since 2000 on Hartwell Records (my own indie label)

** Opened up for/shared the stage with such acts as The Eagles, Rascal Flatts, Jamie Foxx, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Reba McIntyre, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and many others

** Appeared performing in music videos for Kellie Pickler & Brian McComas

** Performed over 20 times on the Grand Ole Opry

I’ve been performing as a singer/songwriter for almost ten years (but I’m still only 30) – I’m originally from Clemson, SC but I’ve been living and working in Nashville, TN for the last five. I’m not just a guy that fronts a band. I’m busy in the studio, both recording my own material, and producing other artists. I’m also an active sideman, playing keyboards, guitar and singing with many local performers and writers, and national acts Kellie Pickler, Andy Griggs, Brian McComas, Daniel Lee Martin, and Rebecca Lynn Howard. I’m also a songwriter – actively participating in Nashville’s writing community (NSAI and ASCAP member, and founder of 5/11/77 Publishing) and releasing 3 CDs with of my own material since 2000, and co-writing with some of Nashville’s top published songwriters. I’ve averaged playing 200 shows/year for the last 3 years throughout the USA, including several international tours, and including live and taped radio shows, and television performances (see below)

The Today Show – November 2006, & December 2007
The View – November 2006, & January 2007
Grand Ole Opry Live – December 2006, February 2007, July 2007, November 2007
The Tonight Show – November 2006
Good Morning America – July 2007
The CBS Early Show – May 2007
ESPN Daytona 500 pre-race show – February 2007
The Ellen Show – December 2006
CMA Music Festival – June 2007
The Regis and Kelly Show – July 2007
CMA Awards – November 2007

I’m also accessible, choosing to book and manage myself. I believe in building relationships through direct interaction, strong ethics, and hard work (and a LOT of phone calls). If you have any questions, or need any more information, you can reach me at 615-293-4495, or via email at Hartwellrecords@aol.com

THANKS FOR READING!